Autumn is probably my favourite time of the year for family photos. I always feel more connected to mother earth in Autumn, it’s got a lot to do with my memories of family picnics and garden tours with my mother and grandparents. I love the beautiful orange and red leaves that hang from the branches of the Elms, Liquidambars and Maples at this time of the year. I love it so much that every April and May I schedule several sessions in the mountains for family portraits.
This year was probably the best year in a while for colour. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that we had a very wet summer, trees hold their leaves better with wet feet. Over the last week I’ve been admiring the colours my own garden has been displaying, my Crepe Myrtles in my backyard have never looked so good but then over night with a little bit of rain they are all but empty and my garden floor is now carpeted in yellow and orange. Timing is everything when it comes to getting the right colour!
My first mountain session was with a really sweet family, Gin and Jeremy and their beautiful children Declan and Tristan. Jeremy is an amazing chef and Gin isn’t bad in the kitchen either so we decided to start the session off with a morning brunch in my friend Pete’s garden. Pete was really generous and let us spend 4 hours roaming his property capturing every corner of his magnificent garden. Pete’s garden reminds me so much of my Grandfather’s garden, I couldn’t help but feel really connected to my childhood memories that day which is perfect considering I was capturing new memories for a lovely family. I hope that Gin and Jeremy enjoy these family memories as much as I do.